Originally Posted by Golden Horse
I actually like this method, it is calculating the weight of both horse and rider and working out the carrying ability by the amount of bone.
That is actually fairer than the 20% rule because simply using those numbers a fat horse could be calculated as being able to carry more than a thin horse
not so sure if it's fairer.
1000lbs horse: 20%=200lbs
1000lbs horse+ 220lbsrider+40lbs tack : 8" cannon : 2=78.75, so still in the range.
So according to that way, a 1000lbs horse with a not so strong bone(for his weight) could carry 260lbs.
1200lbs horse+250lbs rider+40lbs tack: 9" bone comes out to 82.78, so too heavy.